Zach Zerr Photography


Denver Mornings

Downtown Denver is a sleepy spectacle before 9 am. The energy of people in transit pulses through the growing city but not much is happening. Crack dealers on the steps of the capital make their first sales before 8 am. Cops attempt

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America Below the Surface

The day is slow and hot, Saturday afternoon defines the peak of the weekend. The sun beats down on the dry Colorado grassland. What was once rolling slopes, miles of nothing, has now been covered by the human footprint. Houses and apartment buildings go on for miles, none high enough to genuinely obstruct the view one has looking West at the mountains, but they seem to continue endlessly all the same.

It is hard to say the average American without cutting out half of the country in one way or another, but a good portion of the United States enjoy their weekends off.

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What Do You Want Out of Life?

What do you want out of life?

When asked this question few fail to answer with a statement longer than one word: Happiness. 

Obvious, and yet it's not. For all of the different paths taken to find one's own "Nirvana," we tend to get so caught up in the culture of ourselves that we rarely take the time to reflect on the other souls that we encounter

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Beautifully Depraved Denver

The sun reflects golden rays off of the Capitol dome as a deep blue backdrops the Denver skyline. Amidst the golden rays junkies shoot up as the birds sing, more caps are sold to those in need, and the faces of those living lives beyond the confines of the streets brush busily by without a second thought. The smudge of despair stretched out across capitol hill goes largely overlooked, especially on beautiful days such as these.

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The Modern American Depression

Back in the 30's Dorothea Lange captured iconic images of the American Great Depression. Now, in 2018, kids may glance at these shots in art and history class but nearly 100 years removed it is hard to connect with a time many can't fathom. Nobody gives much thought to the current climate, socially, economically. Throughout the United States, you can find divisions in nearly every city. An invisible line that separates the blessed from the damned.

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Bacon in Blue Suits

If you ever visit Denver, make sure you take a trip to Cap Hill and Colfax to see what the city truly is. The parks between the capitol building and the courthouse are littered with vagrants, travelers, crackheads, crack-dealers, prostitutes and really just a wash of everyone society didn't want.

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People of the Streets